Michigan Tech Celebrates National Engineers Week, February 16-22, 2014

National Engineers Week celebrates the positive contributions engineers make to society and is a catalyst for outreach across the country to kids and adults alike. For the past 60 years, National Engineers Week (Eweek) has been celebrated each February around the time of George Washington’s birthday, February 22, because Washington is considered by many to be the first engineer in the US. Each year the national celebration grows, and this year Michigan Tech will jump head first into Eweek with a dozen different engineering events on campus for all to enjoy.

Check out the complete schedule of events:


Career Fair industry panel, presented by Tau Beta Pi and SWE
Ever wanted to hear an industry representative’s perspective on what they look for in job applicants during career fair? Join Tau Beta Pi and Society of Women Engineers for an industry panel the Monday before career fair to hear from representatives from Boston Scientific, Caterpillar, Consumers Energy, ThermoAnalytics, Mercury Marine, and others! The night will begin is a Q&A session, so bring those burning questions. The event will end with light refreshments and time to speak with the representatives individually.
Location & Time: Chem Sci 211, 6-7 p.m.


Michigan Tech Spring Career Fair 2014, presented by Career Services
Location & Time: Student Development Complex, 12 noon – 6  p.m.

Gallium fun!, presented Materials United
Be amazed by the thermal properties of gallium with its low melting temperature….
Location & Time:  Dow Atrium, 12 noon-1 p.m.

Family Engineering Night, presented by the Center for Science & Environmental Outreach
Michigan Tech student-led engineering activies for K-5 students and families. Interested in receiving volunteer training to help conduct Family Engineering Nights? Contact Joan Chadde (jchadde@mtu.edu), or visit www.familyengineering.org
Location & Time:  Houghton Elementary School, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Ninth annual Railroad Night, presented by the Rail Transportation Program (RTP) and the Rail Engineering and Activities Club (REAC).
This year’s keynote speaker is one of the most influential leaders of the rail industry, Lisa Stabler, president of the Transportation Technology Center, Pueblo, Colo. REAC is open to all students of any discipline.
Location & Time:  Shelden Grill in the Magnuson Hotel, Houghton, 7 – 10 p.m.


Celebrate Eweek with cake, presented by Engineering Fundamentals
Cake to celebrate Eweek will be served until either the workday or the cake runs out!
Location & Time: Dillman 112, 1 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

MTU egg on you, presented by Alpha Society
This is no yoke, we’re dropping eggs. Come complete the challenge to win cool prizes. All materials are provided.
Location & Time: Dow Atrium, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.


The chemistry behind the kitchen, presented by Chi Epsilon Chemical Engineering Honor Society
Stop by for a chance to learn about some of the chemistry you probably never knew was going on in your every day life. There will be free snacks for those who stop by.
Location & Time: Fisher Lobby (by 135), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Explore alternative energy, presented by Alternative Energy Enterprise
Check out games, demos, and video clips. Hear about current projects in the area. Questions and ideas always welcome. Free pizza, pop, and dessert! Games courtesy of Mind Trekkers. Free snacks provided.
Location & Time:  Chem Sci Bldg. 211, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

TINY: A movie about living small, presented by Center for Science & Environmental Outreach, Lake Superior Stewardship Initiative, Center for Water & Society
Learn about low cost, flexible “tiny houses.” FREE, followed by refreshments! From 1970 to 2010, the average size of a new house in America has almost doubled. Yet in recent years, many are redefining their American Dream to focus on flexibility, financial freedom, and quality of life over quantity of space. These “Tiny Housers” live in homes smaller than the average parking space! TINY takes us inside six of these homes , exploring the owners’ stories and the design innovations that make them work.
Location & Time:  Hesterberg Hall, Room G002, Forestry Bldg, 7 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Clean your water, presented by Society for Environmental Engineering (SEE)
A short, interactive demo involving treating waste water. Create your own waste water and then treat it.
Location & Time:  Dillman 304, 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.


No Eweek events on this day—yet.
Have one yourself? Please register online at https://michigantech.wufoo.com/forms/national-engineers-week-at-michigan-tech/


Cardboard Sled Races, Presented by ASME
Register your team to build and race a sled by Feb 20th (egarcham@mtu.edu) or just come watch the race.
Location & Time: Mont Ripley, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Winter Baja Race, Presented by SAE Mini-Baja
Postponed to March 22, 2014
Winter Baja, Michigan Tech Baja SAE Winter Baja
All the snow may have been great for the Winter Baja competition, scheduled for Saturday, but the upcoming blizzard does not bode well for the teams traveling here through blinding snow and 50 mph winds.
For the safety of the all the student teams, the event has been cancelled and tentatively rescheduled for March 22.

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